The Dynamics of Integrity are the heart of yoga posture praxis as somatic self enquiry, leading, by way of the Seven Universal Actions and the Spiral Dynamic of Integration, to the Singular Dynamic of the Bandhas in the whole body.
The inherent intelligence of the body must be the first and final authority for yoga posture praxis. Otherwise mind becomes
stranded in the unacknowledged anxieties underlying its ambitions and intentions, and the body becomes the expendable
tool through which mind struggles to impose its insensitive agendas. When mind begins to enquire of the intelligence of the body,
not only what it is actually capable of, but also what it really needs, the Dynamics Of Integrity begin to express themselves on the
basis of sensitivity (ahimsa) to sensation.
Honest (satya) sensitivity to the sensations being generated by the body, moment by moment, reveals what the body needs to become stable (sthiram) and comfortable (sukham) enough for mind to quieten and attention to internalise into the presence of awareness: to softly ground what needs to be grounded, while softly lengthening and broadening whatever can be lengthened or broadened. These are the Dynamics Of Integrity that fertilise postures as invitations to intimacy, integration, internalisation.
The application of the Dynamics Of Integrity soon reveals the deep simplicity of yoga posture praxis. When softly grounding what needs to be grounded, while softly lengthening and broadening whatever can be lengthened or broadened it soon becomes clear that there are only Seven Universal Actions of yoga posture praxis, and all other somatic actions and events are their impacts. At the heart of the simplification of yoga posture praxis is a clear, practical understanding of the relationship between direct actions and their necessary impacts. No longer having to establish so many actions, mind can let go into its ability to enjoy the subtle presence and nature of the body. When the Seven Universal Actions of yoga posture praxis are refined on the basis of their impacts they spontaneously generate the Spiral Dynamic of Integrity , which naturally leads to the Singular Dynamic of the Bandhas in the whole body (sarvangabandha).